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McLaughlin Man Acquitted of Assault Charges

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of South Dakota

ABERDEEN - United States Attorney Alison J. Ramsdell announced that a McLaughlin, South Dakota, man was acquitted of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury as a result of a federal jury trial in Aberdeen, South Dakota, on March 21, 2023.

Raymond Earl Otter Robe, age 47, was indicted by a federal grand jury in August of 2022.

The charges related to the alleged stabbing of two individuals in McLaughlin.

The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and the U.S. Attorney's Office prosecuted the case.

Updated March 22, 2023